Keypoint Intelligence Honors Leading Scanner Makers with Coveted BLI Awards
Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of its Summer 2018 Pick awards in the Scanner category, with the honors going to standout devices from Brother, HP, Panasonic, Plustek, Visioneer, and Xerox. Awarded twice annually, BLI Pick awards acknowledge the office equipment products that gave the best performances in Buyers Lab’s extensive suite of tests in the previous six months.
BLI’s Summer 2018 Scanner Picks go to the following exceptional devices*:
Outstanding Personal Scanner
HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Flatbed Scanner
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Outstanding Departmental Scanner
Outstanding Workgroup Scanner
Outstanding Light Production Scanner
Plustek eScan A250
Outstanding SOHO Scanner
Plustek eScan SharePoint
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Visioneer Patriot P15
Outstanding Mobile Scanner
Xerox Duplex Portable Scanner
Outstanding Mobile Scanner
* Not all products are sold in all regions.
Brother Proves That Less Is More When It Comes to Personal Scanning
As proven during testing, the Brother ADS-2200 helps workers be more productive. “The Brother ADS-2200 is simplicity defined,” said Lee Davis, Editor of Scanners/Software Evaluation for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The device doesn’t need to connect to a PC to operate, and users can accomplish their recurring scanning tasks with the touch of a button. From installation and configuration to using and maintaining the device, everything is simple with the ADS-2200.”
HP Injects Copier MFP Technology into Light Production Scanners
Embedded software platforms that enable a device to run “apps” locally have been around in the MFP realm for a while now, but precious few scanners have adopted the technology. And no scanner that Buyers Lab analysts have seen to date also incorporates an A3-size platen for scanning large documents. That combination makes the HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 9120 fn2 uniquely flexible. “HP’s latest scanners support the company’s Open Extensibility Platform, which means they can support an array of productivity enhancing, security boosting, and cost saving apps that can be loaded on the scanner to tailor its functionality to a customer’s needs,” said Joe Ellerman, Manager of U.S. Lab Operations for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “Add in the oversize platen, and you wind up with a fast, flexible scanning platform for a variety of document-intensive environments.”
Panasonic’s Portfolio Proves Praiseworthy
No vendor stood out more during this test season than Panasonic, with four scanners taking home Pick awards in three different categories. “Each of the winning units boasts impeccable performance during Buyers Lab’s reliability and OCR testing,” said Jamie Bsales, Director of Solutions Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “On top of that, all four winning models are powered by Image Capture Plus, which enables businesses to optimize image quality for scanned documents, index them, and route them to the cloud, email, and critical business systems. Also impressive, each device was able to complete Buyers Lab’s reliability testing—170,000 pages combined—without a single misfeed.”
Plustek Awarded Pick, Achievement in Innovation Awards
Plustek’s eScan A250 and eScan SharePoint stood out from the competition for bringing an enterprise-grade user experience to SOHO and small workgroup environments. “Both models feature a large, intuitive color touch-screen display,” said Ellerman. “Users can quickly configure jobs on the fly and index and route them to almost anywhere on the globe via email, the cloud, and SharePoint. Users can save frequently recurring jobs for future use, which can help businesses streamline and standardize all their scanning workflows.”
Visioneer Redefines Mobile Scanning
The Visioneer Patriot P15 packs all the features and functionality of a desktop scanner into an ADF-equipped mobile scanner. “The Patriot P15 is lightweight and compact enough to take on the road, but powerful enough to double as a low-volume desktop scanner,” said Davis. “Powered by Visioneer OneTouch and Acuity technology, the device delivers one-touch scanning and can automatically optimize image quality as each page is captured.”
Xerox Delivers for On-the-Go Workers
The Xerox Duplex Portable Scanner offers better media handling and a better software bundle than most desktop scanners, let alone mobile devices. “The Duplex Portable Scanner was a superb performer in Buyers Lab’s suite of tests,” said Ellerman. “Not only did the device complete Buyers Lab’s reliability testing without a single misfeed, but it was also a top performer during OCR accuracy testing.”
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About Buyers Lab Pick Awards
Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards, as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.
About Buyers Lab Outstanding Achievement Awards
Buyers Lab Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, or value.